Daily Archives: February 1, 2019

Understanding Al-Shabaab Attacks in Kenya

In the last two weeks, al-Shabaab militants have conducted two attacks in Nairobi, Kenya. The first one happened on January, 15th. It was a horrific Dusit suicide bombing and an armed ambush that took lives of 21 people. It was soon followed by explosions at Odeon Cinema that injured two […]

Canadian Ambassador To China Fired

On January 26th, Canadian Ambassador to China John McCallum was removed from his position following controversial comments he made regarding Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case. In 2018, Canada arrested Meng, who is Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, at the behest of the United States, who believes that she violated U.S sanctions against […]

Discrimination And Poor Human Resource Practices At The United Nations

On January 17, the Associated Press reported that World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had ordered an internal investigation to address allegations of racism, sexism, and corruption within the organization in response to several anonymous emails sent to the directors of WHO. According to the Associated Press, which […]

Japan’s PM Vows To Restore Relations With North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced his government’s intention to hold face-to-face meetings with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. Speaking to the press on Monday he stated, “In the end, I must hold dialogue with Kim and resolve the issues of nuclear (weapons), missiles and, most importantly, North […]

U.S.-Taliban Talks Offer Hope

Following 17 years of war, representatives from the U.S. and the Taliban have made ‘significant’ progress in steps towards establishing a negotiated settlement. In mid-January, U.S. negotiators met with members of the Taliban for 6-day long face-to-face talks in Qatar. The negotiations involved the discussion of the U.S. plans to […]